Oh, Vietnam. I remember so well the first time I stepped into the airport in Hanoi. It was the end of July 2015. I was there to meet the @knowmads.vn community, feel the city and sense if it was the right place for me to be in the following 1-2 years.
It was a very easy choice. I was immediately seduced by the addictive combination I found there: passion, possibility, curiosity, openness and creative chaos... Now, almost 2 years later, I can say that moving to Hanoi was one of the best decisions of my life so far. I'm incredibly grateful for all the love I received there, the friends I've made, the experiences I had. Thank you so much, to all of you who have crossed my path and helped making this time unforgettable. Hanoi, Vietnam, Knowmads, you will always be in my heart. ❤
Of course, it wasn't always easy. Hanoi also likes to throw its imperfections on your face. If I wasn't coming from almost 2 years in Beijing, I would probably have liked to stay longer. But I had to listen to my body.
After an amazing but intense "doing mode" I've been living since I left Sweden in 2013, it's time to take it easier. It's time for "being". For learning on my own pace, and not only learning by doing. For choosing new projects to get involved with that fit my next level of evolution. For harvesting the learnings from the last 4 years. For reconnection with old friends and family. For silence, retreat, and listening to what's next. It feels good!
For now, my home is Taipei. Until...who knows? 😊